Hathaway & Kunz Partner Tyler Garrett Secures Appellate Victory for United Kingdom Client

Hathaway & Kunz appellate attorney Tyler Garrett recently achieved a significant victory in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on behalf of a client from the United Kingdom (“UK”).  

The client was represented before the U.S. District of Wyoming by Hathaway & Kunz trial attorney Mike Rosenthal, who successfully obtained a dismissal of the case for the client based on lack of personal jurisdiction. 

On appeal, Tyler took the reins to brief and argue the case before the Tenth Circuit, and on April 26, 2022, the Tenth Circuit issued its decision, affirming the district court’s dismissal of the case due to lack of personal jurisdiction. 

This case centered on a complicated analysis concerning whether a federal court in Wyoming had personal jurisdiction over a defendant who is domiciled and resides in the UK and has never visited Wyoming,” Tyler explained. “The Tenth Circuit’s opinion brings closure for our client who lives on a different continent and also provides clear precedent for future cases that involve such an issue.” 


Regarding Tyler’s appellate practice, Hathaway & Kunz partner Matt Kaufman shared the following: 

Tyler’s expertise in the appellate arena is unmatched. He has handled numerous appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court and United States Courts of Appeals, not to mention previously being a staff attorney for Justice Davis of the Wyoming Supreme Court and a law clerk to Judge O’Brien of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Attorneys within H&K and other firms consistently bring on Tyler to handle appeals, and for good reason—he’s the premier appellate attorney in Wyoming.”

In addition to Tyler Garrett and Mike Rosenthal, the Hathaway & Kunz team consisted of Hathaway & Kunz’s ace paralegal Patty Wood and former associate Katie Koski (who is now serving as a staff attorney at the Wyoming Supreme Court).

For further information about the case, please see Eighteen Seventy, LP and the Marie Kennedy Foundation v. Richard Jayson, No. 20-8015 (10th Cir. 2022).